This week 19th – 25th June, we are celebrating Women’s Sport Week. Its officially the start of the summer this week and what better time to take up a new sport or activity!
We have some great female role models involved in Cerebral Palsy Sport, from volunteers to ambassadors to coaches and participants so we’ll be showcasing some of those stories on social media this week. We hope they will inspire many more girls and women to get into sport.
Cerebral Palsy Sport Young Ambassador and international RaceRunner Ellie Simpson said:
“I’m proud to be an Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport to encourage more girls with CP to get into sport. Why not have a go? It might just change your life like it has done for me! ”
Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport said:
“We want more women and girls to get involved in sport and enjoy the huge benefits that being active brings to their lives. Women’s Sport Week is a fantastic campaign that encourages more women to try out a new sport or physical activity and celebrates the amazing achievements of our female athletes, coaches and volunteers.”#
We have also been speaking to more of our participants about their sporting experiences, 18 year old Leaha Dixon said:
“My name is Leaha Dixon and I am 18yrs old. I have Cerebral Palsy, after a difficult start in life (both my mum and I were very poorly) and many hospital and physio visits, my mum and dad were told that if I didn’t walk by the time I was 3 I probably wouldn’t, well I did and I haven’t stopped since!! After doing various things from swimming, horse riding and dancing I started at Doncaster Athletics club , I found that I really liked running, it gives me the exercise and stretching which helps me to keep fit and healthy. I enjoy meeting up with everyone at competitions and I’ve made some great friends up and down the country which is great, also meeting some of the great paralympians which we have. Athletics has helped my confidence a lot and hopefully I’ll be able to continue running and try and break as many PB’s as possible.”
If you are interested in taking part in Cerebral Palsy Sport activities please find our events list here
Please feel free to contact us with your CP sporting stories at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2017 is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, and to recognise this, we are running our Get. Set. Raise. appeal.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their life potential through sport and putting people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of everything we do.
We are aiming to raise a total of £10,000 so that more people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities can discover the joy of sport. We are delighted that a number of individuals, schools and organisations have taken on this challenge through fundraising events.
Through the support we had in 2016 we were able to hold over 30 events in a wide range of sports, across 15 counties. We would love to increase these numbers and aim to help over 5,000 children in 2017.
We’ll be recognising the month of March through launching new infographs, social media activity and sharing great sporting stories.
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For fundraising enquiries please contact: email@example.com or call 0115 925 7027
Cerebral Palsy Sport are pleased to announce the launch of the first Cerebral Palsy and Sport Awareness Workshop.
The Cerebral Palsy and Sport Awareness Workshop, will provide knowledge and understanding of what Cerebral Palsy is, the opportunities within disability sport and give guidance and advice to those who lead sport and physical activity.
This course will cover:
- What is cerebral palsy?
- What are the issues and barriers for people with cerebral palsy when accessing sport?
- Benefits of sport to people with cerebral palsy
- Different ways of supporting people with cerebral palsy
- How to promote sport to people with cerebral palsy
- Different pathways and opportunities available with Cerebral Palsy Sport
16th November 2016 17th May 2017
22nd February 2017 27th September 2017
Venue: Cerebral Palsy Sport, Unit 21, Heathcoat Building, Science and Technology Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2QJ
To book a place or find out more information please contact Lisa.Morton-Smith@cpsport.org